Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington boys varsity baseball team lost a double header to Katahdin 4-1 and 13-2 at home on May 13. In the first game, we were in the game all the way and a few bad breaks hurt us in the end. Mason Oliver pitched a gem of a game for 6 innings before he left because of pitch count. He got a strike out to pitch out of a bases loaded jam to keep it close.
We played very well overall and ran more aggressively on the base paths. Our biggest nemesis was not getting the hits in critical situations with runners on base. Ethan Shepard had 2 singles with our only RBI, and Mason Oliver and Colby Haskell each had a hit.
We lost the second game 13-2 and it was a totally different story. We gave up several runs in the first inning when we gave Katahdin 5 outs before we got out of the field, it went downhill from there. Silas Bates, Tobey Snow, and Nathan Winchester did the pitching, and we didn’t do much to back them up in the field.
Tobey Snow had 2 singles, and Ethan Shepard and Mason Oliver each had a single. After such a well-played first game, this was frustrating to watch.
The boys are 2-4 and face a daunting schedule with all the rain outs. Coach Randy Shepard will be challenged to balance his pitchers with the pitch count. The top of the lineup is hitting pretty well. We need to work on defense, both the physical as well as mental errors.